Spanish & Latin American Literature

Offering a broad range of Spanish-language literary texts from the Latin American and Spain, students will gain experience of academic, analytical, creative, aesthetic, reflective and presentation skills.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2nd Class BA Honours degree with Spanish as a major subject. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHZ54 1 year or 2 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

The Higher Certificate in Spanish Literature enables graduates working as post-primary language teachers and other careers to engage with a substantial body of Spanish and Latin American Literature.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director Professor Anthony John Lappin
Tel: +353 (0)1 7084725 / 4724
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Subjects taught

Incorporating distance learning and intensive workshops, it comprises a set of four 5-credit modules on which students will be examined by continuous assessment.


Maynooth University is one of the main centres of research in the study of modern languages, literatures and cultures in Ireland, offering MA programmes and MLitt and structured PhD studies in each of the constituent disciplines. In addition to French, Spanish, German and Chinese; Dutch, Portuguese, Catalan and Breton are taught in the School. The SMLLC offers personal supervision and teaching by renowned experts in a wide variety of fields, innovative areas of research and a lively intellectual environment.

The Spanish Department is very research-active and has a number of international research collaborations with institutions such as the GREP (Grup de recerca en entonació i parla) at Universitat de Barcelona and the Hispanic Research Center at the University of Arizona. Spanish and Latin American Studies provides a supportive, stimulating environment to MA, MLitt and PhD students with an interest in Spanish and Latin American literature and culture, translation and linguistics. We welcome applications from students who have research interests in these topics, as well as Applied Linguistics, Argentine Literature and Argentine crime fiction, gender, Women's literature and popular culture, Latina/o culture, and Latin American cCinema.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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